Padman, a movie on how an Indian man made sanitary napkins for village women. Bizarre, it sounds, isn’t it? Not yet. Consider it a “Make in India” plan of sorts.
The film ‘Padman’ boasts a star cast of Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in the lead. Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan also will be seen in a special appearance. Time and again Akshay Kumar has proved his mettle in a number of hits since a few years. But when it comes to some methodical performance, Akshay does not have many to his credit. Directed by R Balki and Produced by Twinkle Khanna, her production venture is a biopic on an Indian man who handmade the first low-cost sanitary napkins in the country.
Taking an inspiration from this, Twinkle Khanna wanted to cast Akshay Kumar for this biopic ‘Pad Man’. Twinkle Khanna has recently said that convincing Muruganantham wasn’t easy. But thanks to Mrs Funny Bones of Twitter, Akshay Kumar and R Balki, the world will know about the struggle to success of India’s Pad Man.
The film is inspired by winner of Padma Shri award, Arunachalam Muruganantham. He is a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore. He is the inventor of a low-cost sanitary pad making machine and has innovated grass-roots mechanisms for generating awareness about traditional unhygienic practices around menstruation in rural India. His mini-machines, which can manufacture sanitary pads for less than a third of the cost of commercial pads, have been installed in 23 of the 29 states of India. He is currently planning to expand the production of these machines to 106 nations.
So, the much talked about film has finally got release date. Twinkle Khanna shared the first poster of ‘Padman’, which features protagonist Akshay Kumar, who plays the role of entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham.
She captioned the snap, “Pad-up and get ready for MrsFunnybones Movies and R Balki’s Padman – April 13, 2018.”
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) August 3, 2017